Friday, December 18, 2009

Arianna Huffington: Attention Last-Minute Shoppers: HuffPost Has a Store With Gifts That Give Back to Those in Need

Arianna Huffington: Attention Last-Minute Shoppers: HuffPost Has a Store With Gifts That Give Back to Those in Need I don't mean to cause you to panic.......but, Christmas is only a week away! Ahh! I have purchased nothing. So sad. Truthfully, at the risk of sounding like Scrooge, I wish we could just re-do the entire culture and concept of how we choose to celebrate Christ's birth. It's sooo superficial and wasteful. I like the good old days you hear about, families, friends and neighbors (ok, maybe not) getting together to enjoy one anothers company, exchanging simple gifts like cookies and fruit, singing songs, going to church. Oh well, at least these gifts capture some of that spirit (we vs. me) of the holiday. So hopefully, you will join me in perusing through these great time friendly and people friendly gift ideas, compliments of Huffington Post and Causeworks.

2 comments:

Vegan Good Life said...

I completely agree, Gloria. The only shopping I did was for gifts for residents in need and for food for a church food pantry. I told everyone "no gifts, please" and it's a relief financially and stress-wise. Most of us would rather go out for a cozy meal at a local restaurant, share a cup of tea, go to a film, stroll in the park, or just simply spend time together at home.

I really like what Ben Stein had to say about what makes a 'good' Christmas: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/12/16/sunday/main3623554.shtml

Happy Holidays!

GLORIA said...

I think I will try that. Thanks for sharing the article. Were people offended when you stated your no gift policy?